The relationship between sponsoring organizations and Deutschman Venture Fellows is mutually productive. Fellows placed in a venture capital firm engage in various aspects of portfolio analyses and deal management under the supervision of principals of the sponsoring firm. If placed in a portfolio company, fellows learn under the supervision of a key executive.
Venture firms and portfolio companies enjoy the services of talented, hard-working interns, and the cost of recruiting and training individuals qualified to become venture professionals is reduced.
A rigorous selection process ensures that Venture Fellows are among UCLA Anderson’s finest MBA candidates. A committee of faculty, former fellows and venture capitalists chooses applicants who excel academically, possess relevant technical backgrounds and work experience, and have the motivation, intellect, energy and resourcefulness to succeed in a venture capital organization. Sponsoring organizations interview finalists and final placement is a joint decision between the participating firm and the selection committee. Fellows begin their internships in late June and become full-time associates of sponsoring firms for the summer.
Past participants in the Deutschman Venture Fellows Program include: Aurora Capital; Avalon Ventures; Brentwood Associates; Brentwood Venture Capital; Crosspoint Ventures; DSV Partners; El Dorado Ventures; Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst; Innocal; Kline Hawkes; Levine Leichtman Capital Partners; Peregrine Ventures; Shamrock Holdings; and Warburg, Pincus Ventures.